May 10, 2013
Focus on the Sport Foundation - Scrummy
Through the Scrummy! project, Saracens Sport Foundation have engaged with over 1800 pupils, school staff and parents through classroom, multi-skill and food preparation sessions, interactive assemblies, Lets Get Cooking One-Day demonstrators course and a Food Creation final.
The project has been delivered to local primary schools in Barnet, Broxbourne and Brent, and Saracens will continue the project in September for 10 new primary schools in Broxbourne and Enfield. Each school will be encouraged to set-up a Let’s Get Cooking extra-curricular cooking club to continue delivering the key messages of Scrummy! and further develop the pupil’s understanding of food.
On seeing the ingredients for the Greek Salad Rob stated -“Urgh salad. I can’t stand that I’m not eating it!”
At the end of the session Rob came up to the coach and said -“Thanks Miss. That was the best salad that I’ve ever tasted. Can I take the recipe home?”
Rob and his family attended the Food Creation Final at Allianz Park and, after speaking to his mother further, Rob never ate salad before this project and he would pick out the ingredients he didn’t like from other meals. After the final Scrummy! session Rob took the recipe for the Greek Salad home, made the meal for his family and managed to eat the salad without having to take out the ingredients that he previously wouldn’t have eaten.
“My child has actually tried 3 kinds of ingredients (salads) since the Saracens food project! Thank you”
Scrummy! is an interactive healthy lifestyle programme developed and delivered by Saracens Community coaches and Let’s Get Cooking, Children’s Food Trust. This six week programme aims to educate 10-11 year olds on the importance of maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle and improving their practical cooking skills in everyday life.
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